More than 300 canvases from the La Crosse Compassion Project are now on display at Gundersen Health System’s Hospital lobby.

The Compassion Project traveling exhibit is on loan from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and will be on display at Gundersen until September 26. 

“We're very excited about having the Compassion Project here because we're going to be asking our patient advisors to do canvases for us,” said Gundersen Health System Patient Relations Specialist Ingri Gundersen. “We handed out 20 of them last week to our first larger patient and family advisory council.”

Those canvases will come back in October with the goal of having Gundersen’s own Compassion Project exhibit up in time as part of the Health System's Healing Arts Week beginning November 10, 2014.

Gundersen said the hope is that the Hospital would have a permanent display and also traveling exhibits at Gundersen’s regional sites, clinics and affiliated hospitals.

“I think it gives us an awesome opportunity to connect young people in the community with compassion in the La Crosse area and the wider world,” Gundersen said.

The 6,000 canvases from the La Crosse Compassion Project came down on June 28 after being on display at The Pump House since May 2. For more on the La Crosse Compassion Project, visit the La Crosse Education Foundation’s website.

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